Drinking

DRINKING ALCOHOL

  • Alcohol is one of the most widely used drug substances in the world.
  • Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health.

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL


Alcoholic drinks have different amounts of alcohol in them.
  • Beer is about 5% alcohol, although some beers have more.
  • Wine is usually 12% to 15% alcohol.
  • Hard liquor is about 45% alcohol.

HEALTH RISKS OF ALCOHOL

  • Alcoholism
  • Falls, drowning, and other accidents
  • Head, neck, stomach, colon, breast, and other cancers
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Risky sex behaviours, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Suicide and homicide